Happy All Hallows Eve! Do you know this? Halloween, or the Hallow E'en as they call it in Ireland , means All Hallows Eve, or the night before the 'All Hallows', also called 'All Hallowmas', or 'All Saints', or 'All Souls' Day, observed on November 1. In old English the word 'Hallow' meant 'sanctify'. Roman Catholics, Episcopalians and Lutherians used to observe All Hallows Day to honor all Saints in heaven, known or unknown. The nuns always told me it was the night that Satan's friends celebrated before All Saints' Day, a holy day of obligation. Sitting in church that day my mind would always drift back home to my HUGE bag of candy. It certainly was hard to concentrate. Just a side note: I was ALWAYS a devil when it came to costumes on Halloween... surprised? Now, this scary looker will be overseeing our driveway tonight, as our 3-4 goulies venture to the door. No, I didn't carve it but a close and personal friend did.
*ps Pay no attention to that UFO floating in the left hand corner in this image.